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Delay Line Memory

by New Tendencies

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A 'delay line memory' was an early incarnation of computer memory, often used in portable briefcase-sized adding machines. It used subtle vibrations along a wound coil to store and recall numbers in sequence. A short memory for numeric data that could be recalled when needed.

These three pieces document an ongoing process of remembering, forgetting, and remembering again. Software trying to recall the song, from many years ago, that made it feel special, important, loved. So close, but gone after a moment, stuck in a cycle of recall and reconstruction in an impossible digital space.

Recorded in late 2020 and early 2021.


released May 7, 2021


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New Tendencies Toronto, Ontario

Improvised sound mangling and performance from various locations.

See also: Matt Nish-Lapidus, <blink>, emenel.

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